A 24-year-old man, Ebenezer Olorunleke, said on Tuesday that his four-man gang killed his brother, Sunday Olorunleke, in his residence at the Abe Cocoa area of Ado Ekiti and stole his motorcycle on August 29, 2019, for being stingy.
Ebenezer said he and members of the gang invaded his brother’s residence, where they attacked Sunday with a knife and long screwdriver.
The suspect, who spoke at the Ekiti State Police Command headquarters, Ado Ekiti, where he was paraded, said his friends, who killed his brother, wanted to help him collect money from him because of his stinginess.
He stated, “I did not follow them inside the room, but upon realizing that my brother had been stabbed and was shouting, I rushed in and wanted to rescue him, but he bit me and chopped off my finger.
“The guys later came to my house to attack me. They wanted to sell the motorcycle but I resisted it. I was thinking of coming to the police to report them when I was arrested with the motorcycle.”
The state Commissioner of Police, Mr. Asuquo Amba, said Ebenezer, who hails from Jege in Kogi State, killed his brother with a knife and screwdriver on August 29, 2019, and fled the scene.
“The suspect and three others invaded his brother’s home at the Abe Cocoa area of Okeila and stabbed him to death and stole his red Bajaj motorcycle with number plate ADK 100 UJ,” Amba stated.
The police boss, who noted that law enforcement agents were on the trail of Ebenezer’s accomplices, said items recovered from the suspect were a long screwdriver, knife, and the motorcycle.
“The suspect and his accomplices stabbed Sunday in the stomach and pierced his intestine when his wife and children were not at home. Ebenezer has confessed to the crime,” the CP added.
A police source said the attackers drove a long nail into the deceased’s skull while struggling to rob him.